08/08/2022 10:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00
City Arts 2022 flagship community event returns to Newbury Market place on Monday 8 August 2022 – join them from 10am to 4pm to chalk in the Market Square in Newbury
On the square you will be allocated an area per household to create roughly a 1 metre square picture in a safe environment – social distancing measures may be in place.
It is free to chalk but they ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to their donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
They’ll ask you to photograph the chalk artwork when you’ve finished and e-mail them the pictures of the chalk artwork, letting them know the age of the participant (when filling you details on payment).
The prizes will be City Arts Gift Vouchers for children (to 12 years old), teen (13 to 17 years old) and adult (18 +) categories.
Date: Chalkfest 2022 is on 8 August 2022 – pay your competition entry either cash or card on the day up to 4pm
Deadline: Pay your fee at the event and send us your images by 7pm on 8 August 2022 to email@example.com with the name of the entrant you told us when making payment and the entry number they’ll give you.
Competition results will be published on their Facebook page on week commencing 22 August 2022. The images will be judged by their chairman and artist Diana Pattenden. The judge decision is final.
It is free to chalk but we ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to our donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
13/08/2022 All day
The West Somerset Steam Express
This series of trains from London Paddington to Minehead features haulage by two steam locomotives in one day.
One steam locomotive will haul our train from London Paddington to the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard.
The Heritage Railway will then provide a steam locomotive to haul our train to Minehead and back.
This provides a truly fascinating day out travelling through beautiful scenery to the Bristol Channel coast.
We leave London Paddington at around 08:00, steam hauled by Jubillee class steam locomotive No.45596 Bahamas and stop at Slough and Reading to pick up more passengers. At Reading we join the Berks and Hants line which runs through picturesque rural countryside. We pass the celebrated Newbury Racecourse before making our final stop for passengers at Newbury station.
We continue westwards, travelling beside the tranquil Kennet & Avon Canal, and climbing steadily to Savernake Summit. We pass through the Vale of Pewsey, with views of one of the famous Wiltshire White Horses as we approach Westbury and continue through undulating agricultural countryside to Taunton.
Soon after leaving Taunton, we arrive at Norton Fitzwarren, where we transfer to the West Somerset Railway (WSR), the longest Heritage Railway in the country.
We continue to Bishops Lydeard, where a WSR steam locomotive will take over our train for the remainder of the journey to Minehead.
The WSR runs along the edge of the Quantock Hills between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet where it meets the coast.
The line then turns inland to Washford and returns to the coast at Blue Anchor, passing near to Dunster with its magnificent castle, and terminating at Minehead.
On arrival at Minehead, there will be more than two hours to explore this delightful Bristol Channel seaside resort, where the railway station is close to the beach.
A WSR steam locomotive will haul our train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, where our main line steam locomotive will take over for the return journey to London Paddington.
The train will stop at Newbury, Reading and Slough to set down passengers.
14/08/2022 08:00 - 14/08/2022 09:30
Feel the grass under your feet and get your body moving at this new outdoor early morning dance event. Wearing silent disco headphones and immersed in your own movement, this free form dance party promotes exercise and positive connection with others and the outdoors.
21/08/2022 10:00 - 21/08/2022 15:00
Newbury Vegan Market has been running in the town since 2018 and became a regular market in 2021.
Join us on the 3rd Sunday of the month every 3 months for a day jam-packed with all things plant-based and cruelty-free.
You can expect to see a wide range of vegan stalls including delicious vegan street food, baked goods and sweet treats, ethical clothing brands, cruelty free cosmetics, arts and crafts, charities and outreach as well as free samples from our info tent.
With a fantastic selection of local vegan brands and businesses there really will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, pescatarians, omnivores and just the v-curious - all welcome!
28/08/2022 All day
LSD, WHAT'S THE DEAL?
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, hallucinogenic drugs, old money? Actually, it's just the first initials of the 3 founder Directors and it had the effect they wanted, nobody ever forgets the name.
So, history & mystery aside, the story is, if you are looking for a cool street market to visit tat the weekend, stall hire for a special event, somewhere different to trade, a place to go that won't charge you admission, or even a new start in your working life. They are an independent market and event company based in the Midlands UK and they’ve been doing it their way since 1989, specialising in top quality markets & special events that are colourful, safe, well presented, enjoyable, and basically do what it says on the tin.